Once-struggling school provides 'outstanding' education

Haringey Independent: The heat is off: but the battle is not over for head Joan McVittie

3:42pm Friday 4th March 2011

A WOOD Green school once threatened with closure is now "outstanding" with pupil grades improving quickly year upon year.

Tottenham pupils get in character for World Book Day

Haringey Independent: Raees Chinque, aged 12, as the Wolf from Little Red Riding Hood with Head of PHSE and Geography Michael Walker as the Tin Man.

5:30pm Thursday 3rd March 2011

A TOTTENHAM school embraced World Book Day to the letter with pupils and teachers dressing up as some of literature's favourite characters.

MP asks Haringey Council to review 75 per cent youth service cuts

Haringey Independent: Lammy love affair: re-elected David Lammy increased his majority as he marks ten years of representing the constituency

1:46pm Wednesday 2nd March 2011

SLASHING the youth budget by 75 per cent could have a negative impact on young people, Tottenham MP David Lammy has said in his call for Haringey Council to review the decision.

Youth in revolt ask Haringey councillors to protect services for teenagers

Haringey Independent: Councillor Lorna Reith, Haringey Council children's boss, and Tottenham MP David Lammy during Labour's election campaign

11:34am Thursday 24th February 2011

ANXIOUS young people fighting a spirited campaign to protect Haringey's youth services will find out tonight if a 75 per cent cut proposed by council bosses is granted.

Green light for Jewish free school in Muswell Hill

2:40pm Wednesday 23rd February 2011

A JEWISH primary school has been given the final go-ahead to open in Muswell Hill this September.

Britain's Missing Dads star enrols at Tottenham college

Haringey Independent: Jermaine Jones, 22, is studying to become a youth worker in order to provide for his family

9:59am Monday 21st February 2011

A YOUNG man who featured in BBC documentary investigating absent fathers has enrolled at a Tottenham college in order to become a better dad.

Gove promises to consider 'unfair funding' for Haringey schools

Haringey Independent: HARD LINE: Education secretary Michael Gove has bashed ‘wild and wacky theorems’

4:31pm Friday 18th February 2011

SCHOOLS in Haringey could finally be awarded funding in line with neighbouring boroughs after years of being short-changed.

Ofsted impressed by children's centre 'outstanding' care

Haringey Independent: Children at Woodlands enjoying playtime with deputy headteacher Tara Stuber

12:00pm Thursday 3rd February 2011

A CHILDREN'S centre in Tottenham is celebrating passing three Ofsted inspections with flying colours.

Tottenham independent school applies to go 'free'

Haringey Independent: Ready to break free: Pupils at Wisdom School, in Philip Lane, with headteacher Ramazan Guveli could become part of Tottenham's first free school

10:53am Thursday 3rd February 2011

AN independent school in Tottenham whose pupils hail from Turkish-speaking backgrounds faces an anxious wait to hear if it will be granted free school status.

Council axes contracts worth £200,000 with disabilities charity

Haringey Independent: Incalcuable loss: Markfield is a valuable resource for Sam, 6, and his mother but now under threat

4:30pm Wednesday 2nd February 2011

A MOTHER has expressed her heartache over the threat to the after-school playgroup her autistic son attends as the council struggles to manage its beleaguered finances.

Youth centres facing axe as drastic cuts revealed

Haringey Independent: Haringey chief grilled over youth service budget cuts

11:49am Thursday 27th January 2011

SPENDING on youth services in Haringey will be cut by three quarters in the next two years, leaving the future of youth centres hanging in the balance.

Haringey marks Holocaust Memorial Day with portraits of 'warmth and humanity'

Haringey Independent: One of the paintings in the collection Untold Stories: Living Proof

1:15pm Wednesday 26th January 2011

INFLUENTIAL Jewish novelist Linda Grant helped mark Holocaust Memorial Day commemorations in Haringey by opening an art exhibition on Sunday.

Haringey schools fall short of Government's GCSE target

Haringey Independent: Rising concern: the number of pupils as young as seven being permanently excluded from Haringey primary schools has more than doubled over the past year

12:38pm Thursday 20th January 2011

GCSE results published last week have revealed three of Haringey's schools have failed to meet the Government's increased expectations.

Teachers protest in anger over education job cuts

Haringey Independent: Protesters marching through Wood Green on Monday

7:00am Thursday 20th January 2011

FRUSTRATED teachers and parents joined hundreds of disgruntled residents in protest on Monday furious over education cuts and the loss of public services.

Tottenham sax symbol scores honorary music doctorate

Haringey Independent: YolanDa Brown with her tenor sax

2:30pm Thursday 13th January 2011

MOBO-AWARD winning saxophonist Tottenham YolanDa Brown has been awarded an honorary doctorate for her contribution to music.

Teaching staff job loss fears prompts protest march

3:52pm Wednesday 12th January 2011

HUNDREDS of Haringey's teachers will protest on Monday over trimmed down school budgets which have prompted fears of staff job losses.

Tottenham university applications double over past decade

4:31pm Thursday 6th January 2011

NUMBERS of Tottenham pupils winning university places has more than doubled over the past decade, fresh figures reveal.

Primary school applications close soon

7:10am Tuesday 28th December 2010

PARENTS of children starting primary school next September have just over two weeks to get their applications in.

Muswell Hill celebrates eco-friendly classroom

7:00am Saturday 11th December 2010

AN eco-friendly classroom made of natural materials and adorned in solar panels will be opened in Muswell Hill this morning to complement the official low carbon zone.

Lynne Featherstone: 'Free education is idealistic'

Haringey Independent: MP Lynne Featherstone

12:28pm Friday 10th December 2010

RAISING tuition fees was the only viable option minister Lynne Featherstone has said while admitting the proposals needed careful monitoring when they are rolled out in 2012.

Northumberland Park pupil wins school speaking challenge

Haringey Independent: Competition winners Patrick Velastegui, Kimberly Thompson, and Kiterie Cassell  with Haringey mayor Councillor Eddie Griffith

11:51am Thursday 9th December 2010

A NORTHUMBERLAND Park School pupil stormed to victory last night in an inter-school battle and named the borough's best speaker.

Talent chosen to represent at London short film awards

Haringey Independent: In it to win it: film-makers Geoffrey Okol, Louise Cooke and Tom Ludlam

9:28am Thursday 9th December 2010

A COMPETITION to find north London's next Alfred Hitchcock is well on its way following the selection of four budding directors who will represent Haringey and Enfield at a London-wide film festival.

Hungry Caterpillar author signs artwork for Stroud Green Library

Haringey Independent: Hungry Caterpillar author signs artwork for Stroud Green Library

12:26pm Thursday 2nd December 2010

STROUD Green Library is now the proud owner of a rare signed art print from cherished children's author Eric Carle.

Stroud Green school's fan-tashtic Movember effort

Haringey Independent: Furry faces: staff show off their Movember moustaches

11:46am Thursday 2nd December 2010

A FAN-TASHTIC team of staff at a Haringey primary school has helped raise hundreds of pounds for a cancer charity.

Mayor promises to investigate Haringey youth services cuts

Haringey Independent: Should Southampton have an elected mayor like London?

4:30pm Wednesday 1st December 2010

THE Mayor of London has promised to investigate the possible closure of youth centres across Haringey.

Crouch End schoolboy wins Christmas card competition

Haringey Independent: Lynne Featherstone and Christmas card winner Zoom Rockman

5:21pm Monday 29th November 2010

A VISION of a black Santa Claus soaring above Wood Green's landmark Shopping City sign has helped a Crouch End schoolboy win an annual Christmas card competition.

Colin Jackson: Olympics scheme helps young people to 'flourish'

Haringey Independent: Colin Jackson with Hornsey School for Girls pupils

11:23am Thursday 25th November 2010

OLYMPIC medallist Colin Jackson visited a Hornsey school in Tuesday to celebrate a London 2012 initiative that links British schools with others from across the world.

Haringey chief grilled over youth service budget cuts

Haringey Independent: Haringey chief grilled over youth service budget cuts

10:51am Thursday 25th November 2010

A CAMPAIGN opposing any plans to close youth centres grilled Haringey Council's chief executive at a meeting last Thursday to demand the valued resources stay open.

Haringey Jewish Primary lures respected New York headteacher

7:00am Thursday 25th November 2010

A RESPECTED headteacher is being flown in from New York to take the reins at a Jewish free school in Muswell Hill.

Hornsey pupils join student fees protest

5:07pm Wednesday 24th November 2010

A GROUP of sixth form students from Hornsey School for Girls joined thousands at a protest march in central London against rising tuition fees.

Journalism academy's diversity ethos is 'great social cause', says Government minister

Haringey Independent: Creating social change: trainee Gemma Young, minister Bob Neill, trainee Rashpal Amrit and lecturer Mike Goldstein hard at work at the Catch 22 base in Tottenham (picture courtesy of Tina Remiz)

3:19pm Wednesday 24th November 2010

A JOURNALISM training academy in Tottenham promoting diversity in the media played host to a Government minister as part of Social Enterprise Day last week.

Award-winning youth magazine latest victim of spending cuts

3:29pm Monday 22nd November 2010

IN the same week an award-winning youth magazine is up for a Spirit of London Award comes the news Haringey Council is pulling its funding.

Jewish free school finds Muswell Hill home

9:00am Friday 19th November 2010

A JEWISH free school planned for Haringey has found a home in Muswell Hill.

Hale Village student flats planning application submitted

1:14pm Thursday 18th November 2010

WORK to build a 566-room block of student flats in Tottenham Hale could start as early as 2011 if a planning application is approved.

Tottenham library shows off £1 million makeover

Haringey Independent: Tottenham MP David Lammy and Haringey councillor Dilek Dogus opening Coombes Croft last Friday

9:10am Wednesday 17th November 2010

A TOTTENHAM library reopened last week to show off its £1 million facelift.

Kinks star opens complex to get Fortismere's music pupils going

Haringey Independent: Kinks star opens complex to get Fortismere's music pupils going

11:06am Thursday 11th November 2010

ROCK legend Ray Davies visited Muswell Hill on Monday night to open a music block at Fortismere school designed to get the pupils really going.

Tottenham MP protests with students over tuition fees

Haringey Independent: Labour’s higher education minister David Lammy (centre) meets local Labour candidate Jamie Hanley and voters in Pudsey

10:32am Thursday 11th November 2010

TOTTENHAM MP David Lammy joined thousands of demonstrators yesterday over Government plans to raise tuition fees up to £9,000.

Lynne Featherstone undecided over vote on tuition fees rise

Haringey Independent: Open and accountable: Lynne Featherstone MP voluntarily published her expenses last Friday

12:27pm Thursday 4th November 2010

HORNSEY and Wood Green MP Lynne Featherstone is undecided about whether she will honour her pre-election pledge to oppose a rise in student fees and vote against it.

Swimming pools benefit as mayor splashes the cash

Haringey Independent: Free fun: Young people under 16 and pensioners can enjoy use two of Haringey's swimming pools for free

12:21pm Thursday 28th October 2010

A SPORT fund set up by London mayor Boris Johnson has led to three projects in Haringey receiving important cash lifelines.

Sporting cultures collide in Tottenham for half-term project

Haringey Independent: Sporting cultures collide in Tottenham for half-term project

11:22am Thursday 28th October 2010

A COLLISION of sporting cultures took place at a Tottenham school where young people were given a training session with Spurs players and US American Football team San Fran 49ers on Tuesday.

Broadwater Farm gospel concert 'something to lift spirits'

Haringey Independent: Humble offering: event organiser May Richards MBE, 79, says she is motivated only by her love for children

11:31am Thursday 21st October 2010

Elizabeth Pears talks to Broadwater Farm resident May Richards MBE who is the motoring force behind the estate's annual fund-raising gospel festival, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.

More than £2,000 for sensory garden at specialist cerebral palsy school

Haringey Independent: Seeds of change: the sensory garden at the London Centre for Chilfren with Cerebral Palsy, in Muswell Hill, was awarded a £2,463 grant.

10:45am Thursday 21st October 2010

THE only specialist school for children with cerebral palsy in London is celebrating after receiving a grant to build its own sensory garden.

Tottenham pupils robbed of chance to shine at Fortismere

Haringey Independent: Financial liability' governors at Fortismere School are struggling to gather support for their application for foundation status  K12800-01

1:44pm Thursday 14th October 2010

A HIGH-ACHIEVING Muswell Hill secondary school has been accused of "hiding" places reserved for music prodigies from pupils living in the east of Haringey.

'Heart and soul' of Bernie Grant Centre in line for business award

Haringey Independent: Gina Moffat with a bust of Bernie Grant

3:30pm Friday 8th October 2010

AN adored businesswoman based at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre who swapped crime for a flourishing career could win an award for her remarkable transformation.

Headteacher's departure for personal reasons is 'smokescreen', says parents

12:27pm Thursday 23rd September 2010

A HEADTEACHER at a Wood Green Catholic secondary school has taken anonymous leave following criticisms of his leadership.

Haringey youth advisers praised for 'extra mile' care

11:20am Wednesday 22nd September 2010

STAFF at a Haringey-based youth advice centre have been praised for "going the extra mile" to help the young people who come to them for help.

Unsung historic gem opens arms and passage to Tottenham's past

Haringey Independent: Historian and artist Derek Kingsland, centre, with church warden Carlotta Wint, left, and congregation member Lyn Phillips, right

11:14am Thursday 16th September 2010

A HISTORIC hidden gem its fans say is too often overlooked is hoping a community art project hopes to lure visitors back to one of Haringey's oldest churches this weekend.

University beckons for deaf A-level star

Haringey Independent: Determined: Rajul Alam, 18, of Enfield, did not let his disability prevent him from achieveing top A-level grades and a university place

10:26am Tuesday 7th September 2010

A HARINGEY sixth former who has been deaf all his life is weeks away from starting a degree at a top London university.

Jewish faith school could open in Haringey by 2011

8:00am Tuesday 7th September 2010

A JEWISH faith school could open in Haringey as soon as 2011 as part of Government education reforms to introduce "free schools".

Spurs give girls shot at academic and sporting success

Haringey Independent: Academic goals: students pose with coach and programme leader Karen Hill at White Hart Lane

7:00am Monday 6th September 2010

A SPORTS course offered by Southgate College and Tottenham Hotspur designed to widen the goal posts for academic access has welcomed its first class of female footballers.






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